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2023 Feb 01

Rev Med Suisse



[2022 scientific breakthroughs in ambulatory general internal medicine].


Gouveia A, Bongard A, Von Plessen C, Velez D, Deillon E, Delorme H, Kokkinakis I, Samusure J, Selby K, Bodenmann P
Rev Med Suisse. 2023 Feb 01; 19(812):167-171.
PMID: 36723640.


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